Upcoming Community Events

Please see a selection of upcoming events:

Monday, January 27, 6pm Oddball science: Why do scientists study weird things? Science Cafes are part of a grassroots movement to open science to everyone and to bring free presentations and engaging conversations into casual community settings. Here in Western MA, a working scientist shares their research with the public every month via SciTech Cafe. All ages are welcome. Allowing self-directed learners to participate in community events such as science cafes can help them to learn how to engage with an intergenerational community of learners while challenging them to learn more about in-depth science topics on their own. Each science cafe is lead by an expert in the field who share their expertise to science cafe participants. The opportunity to learn about a science topic from an expert scientist grants learners access to a pool of knowledge that is both deep and wide. Find out who is presenting this month at http://www.scitechcafe.orgUnion Station. 125 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA.

Monday, January 27, 6:30-8pm Gospel Music Community Sing-a-Long, hosted by UMass Fine Arts Center and Wesley United Methodist Church. Join the cast and choir of We Shall Overcome for a free gospel music community sing-a-long in advance of their performance at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall the following evening. Wesley United Methodist Church. 98 N Maple St. Hadley, MA.

Monday January 31st, Free Concert of Chinese Ritual Folk Music 
East Asian Languages and Cultures at UMass Amherst presents Zhou Family Band as a part of its 50th anniversary celebration series.

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Please come to enjoy Chinese music and join us in the festivity! For more information, visit: https://www.umass.edu/asian/ or call Marc at (413)545-0886.

Saturday, February 1, 10-11:30am Family Fun with Tracking, hosted by Mass Audubon. Have you ever wondered what animals do in the winter and where they go? Learn the basics of tracking with your whole family. Start inside learning what to observe while tracking, and then go outdoors to find tracks in forest and field. Dress in layers. Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. 127 Combs Rd, Easthampton, MA.

Saturday, February 1, 7:30pm Owl Prowl at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment. Meet at the Hitchcock Center at 7:30PM and then carpool to the listening site. Dress incredibly warm, bring your sharp ears, a flashlight, and a thermos of something hot to drink. Hitchcock Center for the Environment. 413-256-6006, 845 West St, Amherst, MA.

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